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Apartheid Museum Tours and Activities

Apartheid Museum
The Apartheid Museum details the injustice, cruelty, and absurdities of white minority rule in South Africa. Apartheid, meaning “separateness” in Afrikaans, was officially in effect from 1948 to 1994, though segregation had been a cornerstone of South African politics since the country’s inception. The museum is dedicated to helping South Africa overcome its oppressive past and look toward the future.

The Basics
Johannesburg city tours and Soweto tours typically feature a stop at the Apartheid Museum, with some including an in-depth tour. The museum tells the story of 20th-century apartheid through photos, documents, and film footage, as well as interactive features that bring the history of racial classification to life. The end of South African segregation in 1990 (following former president Nelson Mandela’s release from prison) is celebrated by the seven pillars of the country’s post-apartheid constitution in the courtyard: democracy, equality, reconciliation, diversity, responsibility, respect, and freedom.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The museum presents the sometimes shocking reality of apartheid, and some parts may be inappropriate for young kids.
  • Visitors should plan for about two hours to explore the museum fully.
  • The museum is fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Guided Apartheid Museum tours are available by advance booking only for groups of more than 15, with a small charge on top of admission.

How to Get There
The Apartheid Museum is in Johannesburg’s southern section of Ormonde and can be reached from the center of the city along the Villiers Graaff Motorway. Hop-on, hop-off bus tours typically have a stop outside the Apartheid Museum.

When to Get There
The museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm. To avoid crowds, it is best to arrive right at opening time or later in the day closer to closing time.

Nelson Mandela’s Influence
Mandela was one of the most important leaders in the abolition of apartheid. The museum holds a copy of his speech to parliament and a video of the moment he was released from prison after 27 years.
Address: Northern Parkway and Gold Reef Road, Ormonde, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2135, South Africa
Admission: Varies
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Johannesburg City , Apartheid Museum And Soweto Tour Including light lunch

Johannesburg City , Apartheid Museum And Soweto Tour Including light lunch

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Get a comprehensive, multi-stop tour of Johannesburg, the Soweto Township, and the can't-miss Apartheid Museum. With this carefully curated itinerary and insightful commentary from your guide, you're sure not to miss any important stops. During the full-day tour, get to know Johannesburg's highlights, then head for the historic Soweto Township and learn about the country's complicated past through a tour of the Apartheid Museum.
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  • 8 hours
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$156.63
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$156.63
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Johannesburg Full-Day Tour(Soweto/Jo-Burg & Apartheid Museum)

Johannesburg Full-Day Tour(Soweto/Jo-Burg & Apartheid Museum)

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Our tours are run by well experienced and well trained tourist guides who are registered with accredited tourism authority. Our guides are knowledgeable,love working with people and are welcoming.
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  • 9 hours
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$69.40
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$69.40
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Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour

Soweto and Johannesburg Guided Day Tour

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Get to know South Africa’s biggest city on a full-day tour that covers all the highlights of Johannesburg and Soweto. Take in the views from the Top of Africa, learn about the city’s history as you visit Constitutional Hill and the Apartheid Museum, then follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, with a tour of the Nelson Mandela House, Hector Pieterson Museum, and Freedom Square.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.16
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$80.16
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Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour

Soweto and Apartheid Museum Day Tour

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This private tour offers a deeper understanding of South Africa's apartheid era than would be possible by just reading about it. As well as visiting the comprehensive Apartheid Museum, you'll drive through the township of Soweto, stopping at such landmarks as Nelson Mandela House and Desmond Tutu House.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.74
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$81.74
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Soweto & Apartheid Museum Guided Tour

Soweto & Apartheid Museum Guided Tour

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Our tours are run by by well trained and well experienced tourist who are registered with accredited tourism authority(THETA)tourism,hospitality,sports,education and training authority. our guides are very knowledgeable,love working with people,always smiling and very welcoming.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.66
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$61.66
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Half Guided Day Tour of Soweto from Apartheid Museum

Half Guided Day Tour of Soweto from Apartheid Museum

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Soweto is a township of the city of Johannesburg metropolitan municipality in Gauteng,South Africa where you will have experience of our dark history South Africa Apartheid museum is a museum that you will have experience what South Africa pass through 20th century. Where you will have opportunity to see Nelson Mandela house, Desmond tutu house in Soweto and you will have experience of walking tour in Vilakazi street in Soweto,only one street in the world that you can see the house of two noble price.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$56.78
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$56.78
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Apartheid Museum & Soweto Tour

Apartheid Museum & Soweto Tour

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The tour will take you to the oldest and the biggest township in South Africa. Soweto was a dumping place where the apartheid government of South African allocated the area for Africans who used to work in the mines without their knowledge. it is home to Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Miriam Makeba and many more. your guide will take you to the old hostels which were build by the apartheid government for African miners and this hostels were same gender hostels, out of 10 hostels only one was women hostel. we are now on democracy and apartheid is dead, but some part of Soweto they still experience extreme poverty
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.90
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$50.90
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Soweto and Apartheid Museum & Local Lunch Half Day Tour

Soweto and Apartheid Museum & Local Lunch Half Day Tour

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A private tour that is more welcoming with full of interesting facts about the history and culture of South Africa. Get the first hand experience from the guide who born and groomed in Soweto. The package include a much needed and highly recommended local lunch in Soweto.
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  • 6 hours
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$86.75
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$86.75

Private Apartheid Museum Tour R1 000.00

Private Apartheid Museum Tour R1 000.00

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Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Apartheid Museum with private round-trip transportation from your hotel. Admission is included, so you can save time waiting in line and get to exploring as soon as you arrive. Move at your own pace through the 22 exhibition areas in the museum, learning about South Africa's apartheid history. Snacks and water are provided to make this a comfortable excursion.
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  • 3 hours
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$76.27
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City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Johannesburg

City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Johannesburg

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The finest way to explore Johannesburg safely, reliably and in comfort from the top deck of an open-top bus. Learn about the history of gold mining, hear stories of apartheid history and understand the triumph of modern Johannesburg while listening to the on-board audio commentary, available in 15 languages. This tour stops at all top sites in and around the Johannesburg allowing you to explore the economic powerhouse of Africa, easily and safely. 
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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$16.70
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Apartheid Museum

Apartheid Museum

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Situated within the Gold Reef City complex, the Apartheid Museum takes visitors into the dark heart of South Africa’s past. Opened in 2001, this one-of-a-kind museum documents the rise and fall of Apartheid. Exhibits including film footage, photographs and artefacts take visitors on a dramatic and emotionally charged journey from devastating racial segregation to the liberation of the oppressed. Discover how South Africa has shed the tyranny of its past and created a future as bright as the African sun itself.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.53
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$44.53
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Soweto & Apartheid Museum , Half Day Tour

Soweto & Apartheid Museum , Half Day Tour

this tour gives you history of the apartheid era and takes you through some of the places which could no be seen during that period, due to the atrocities committed by the apartheid government, you learn some of the activist against the apartheid.
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  • 5 hours
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$72.73
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Full Day Soweto Township and Apartheid Museum Tour With Light Lunch

Full Day Soweto Township and Apartheid Museum Tour With Light Lunch

Starting your Tour with a visit to the World famous Apartheid Museum. The Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid: The racially prejudiced system that blighted much of its progress and the triumph of reason which crowned half a century of struggle. The Museum has been assembled and organized by a multi-disciplinary team of curators, film-makers, historians and designers. In Soweto - South Western Township , you will catch a glimpse of the lives of its estimated 4 millions residents. This popular tour includes a visit to attractions such as : Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Mandela House Museum, Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial Site, Vilakazi Street - One of South Africa's most famous streets. The tour is concluded with a drive past: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and Taxi Rank The Soweto Campus of the University of Johannesburg Soccer City - home to the opening and closing functions of the soccer World Cup 2010
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  • 9 hours
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$110.29
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$110.29
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Constitution Hill And Apartheid Museum Combined

Constitution Hill And Apartheid Museum Combined

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why should travelers book this tour because the constitution Hill tell the story of South Africa journey to democracy. the site is a former prison and military fort and Apartheid Museum was in the new period that visitors will experience a lot of reading, pictures and videos, a political system that divided a nation for more than 48 years
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$88.83
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Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg City & Apartheid Museum From R1900 Private

Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg City & Apartheid Museum From R1900 Private

Explore Apartheid in depth and in person by visiting the most significant sites in Joburg. Start on Constitution Hill to learn about the daily lives of the black prisoners once held here. Then tour downtown by car for a chance to compare how the city's white population lived before heading to the Apartheid Museum and Soweto, where the anti-Apartheid movement first took root.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.10
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$140.10

Full-Day Soweto, Apartheid Museum and City Tour from Johannesburg

Full-Day Soweto, Apartheid Museum and City Tour from Johannesburg

Spend a full day exploring the city of Johannesburg and Soweto Township, including admission to the Apartheid Museum. With round-trip transportation included, this tour is made stress-free and that means you can focus on the scenery instead of driving. Get a comprehensive city tour of Johannesburg, then head to Soweto to learn about the history of the township through a tour and admission to the Apartheid Museum.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.18
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$92.18
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Apartheid Museum & Johannesburg Tour

Apartheid Museum & Johannesburg Tour

This is what we call the best of South Africa in 5hrs. This tour will take back to the 18 century during the gold rush, this will be done by learning the history of gold and the birth of apartheid. you will also learn about the suffering of African people who became miners by force and how they were relocated to a dumping area which was later known as Soweto.
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  • 5 hours
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$48.23
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$48.23
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Johannesburg & Apartheid Museum

Johannesburg & Apartheid Museum

Getting a chance to see the history of Apartheid and being able to view this beautiful city of Gold and embrace all that they are now as South African, is immense!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$238.97
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$238.97
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Johannesburg & Apartheid museum half day tour

Johannesburg & Apartheid museum half day tour

With us one get in touch and understand the importance of this city to many. About Apartheid museum we realized others need to do more than the city so we included the museum to accommodate this proposal.
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  • 6 hours
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$78.79
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$78.79

Soweto & Apartheid Museum Tour

Soweto & Apartheid Museum Tour

SOWETO Being the largest township of South Africa with the population estimated to 3 million and being the birthplace of the struggle icons,political movements and activists make it unique not forgetting the culture within Soweto.With Hector Peterson Museum included,Learn more about the rise & fall of the apartheid.
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  • 4 hours
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$104.88
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$104.88
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Johannesburg & Apartheid Museum Tour

Johannesburg & Apartheid Museum Tour

Our guide was born and raised in the area and is fully certified and qualified. This is the perfect opportunity to visit Africa's most powerful museum and combine it with a visit to Johannesburg. We collect from any Johannesburg or surrounding area hotel.
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  • 6 hours
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$94.27
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$94.27

Soweto Township Full Day Tour

Soweto Township Full Day Tour

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Soweto is an urban settlement or 'township' in South Africa, southwest of Johannesburg; with a population of approximately 1.3 million. Soweto became the largest Black city in South Africa, but until 1976 its population could have status only as temporary residents, serving as a workforce for Johannesburg.
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  • 8 hours
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$48.58
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Soweto Township Half Day Tour

Soweto Township Half Day Tour

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The township of Soweto is a fascinating place but tricky to visit independently. This guided tour takes you there and introduces you to its residents and important landmarks so that you can leave with a deeper understanding of life in a township.
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  • 4 hours
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$38.17
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Soweto and Johannesburg historical and cultural tour

Soweto and Johannesburg historical and cultural tour

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The is the best guided cultural and historical day tour where you will have full experience of history and city sightseeing! The tour will start from your hotel in Johannesburg with pick-u at 830am and then you will continue on to see Johannesburg and the Mandela Bridge on your way to Soweto, the oldest black township in South Africa where you will explore the dark past of apartheid. What’s included Transfer in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle Pickup in Johannesburg Informal Settlement walk in shanty town Entrance to Hector Peterson Museum and Walk at Regina Mundi Church and Vilakazi Street Tour of Mandela house in Soweto View Desmond Tutu House and Winnie Mandela House View the Soweto cooling towers and the Baragwaneth Hospital After that you heard to the Apartheid Museum where you will go through the museum exploring the dark past of apartheid in South Africa
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.31
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$92.31

Johannesburg & Soweto Tours

Johannesburg & Soweto Tours

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Our Johannesburg and Soweto tours are not just ordinary tours - our visitors get to interact with the people of the township, hear their untold stories, experience their music, share their traditional food and enjoy our customs.
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  • 7 to 15 minutes
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$113.04
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Should I book Apartheid Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Apartheid Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 41 Apartheid Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Apartheid Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Apartheid Museum costs USD 156.63. Guided Apartheid Museum tours start around USD 156.63 per person. See all 41 Apartheid Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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